The cherry on the cake of my day

The cherry on the cake of my day

I’ve always loved that saying. Except this time it’s, The cherry on the cake of my day, or several days. The photo prompt from the Daily Post this week is “Cherry on top”. Something that is the finishing touch, the best finishing touch. And the last couple days have been pretty good.

We left Kalispell on Wednesday with a general idea of where we wanted to stay until we need to be in Bozeman for the next show. We headed south, Al thought he had found a good boondock spot, but we soon found out it wasn’t going to work. Right about the time we checked out, and rejected the boondock spot, Silver, the big ass truck, told us we had a problem. The computer informed us we had something going wrong with the DEF system and we had 150 miles to drive before we were thrown into limp mode. Which means you then only get to drive 5mph, and the truck won’t start if you turn it off. Consulting Mrs. Google maps I could see there was a forest service campground just a little way down the road at Seeley lake, we pulled in and luckily found a spot. Clearly everyone in Montana is on vacation, because this is a fairly big CG, and they only had a few spots…on a Wednesday.

Seeley Lake is a mid size lake, by Montana standards, and is very nice. The shore has beautiful waterlilies, and cat tails.

Seeley Lake, Montana

Seeley Lake, Montana

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Hipmunk Hotels Northeast: Exploring Lancaster, Roanoke, Bar Harbor and Beyond

The post below was originally published on The next big adventure on March 29, 2016 by Rhonda Delameter

This post is in cooperation with the Hipmunk Winter hotel 2016 campaign

The Northeast of the United States is a perfectly location to delve deep into the history that built this country, all while experiencing the conveniences of modern life. Step back into history and explore this country’s deep roots, all while enjoying comfortable accommodations and amenities.

Roanoke

Roanoke, VA. for instance, is now well-known as a major adventure area located scenically in the Blue Ridge Mountains. And yet many do not know that the city was a major hub for Great Wagon Road — one of the most heavily traveled roads of the eighteenth century. While there, consider the Hilton Garden Inn for your accommodations. After a day of touring the Virginia Museum of Transportation or taking the Blue Ridge Parkway scenic drive, relax in this hotel’s indoor pool and spa or dine in the top rated restaurant.

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We only had one day in Glacier NP, with the dogs

We only had one day in Glacier NP, with the dogs

After the show was over, we went to a blog friends place outside Columbia Falls, and stayed a couple nights at their place. This was the first time we had actually physically met, and it was so fun to get to know her better. She took us to Montana wild wings, a bird rehab, were she volunteers. She got a few birds out for us to photograph, and we got to see all the raptors they have there. It was awesome. I posted pics and a video on Facebook, so if you missed it, check it out.

Almost exactly 9 years ago we spent 2 weeks in Glacier NP on our honeymoon. We hiked all over, explored the beauty, and loved every minute of it. We have wanted to go back ever since, so when we decided to do the Kalispell art show, it was a no brainer to visit Glacier again. The dilemma this time was, we only had one day in Glacier NP, with the dogs. Of course hiking in a national park with dogs is forbidden, I’ll never really understand why, so we settled for the road tour.

If you have only one day in Glacier NP, even with dogs, you can still see some beautiful scenery. Follow this road tour to see the best parts of Glacier.

Tuesday morning we left at 8am and headed for West Glacier. Everyone said that Glacier is packed, and the Going to the sun road can be a parking lot. Leaving early seemed wisest. Our first stop on the road was beside McDonald Creek just past McDonald Lake. The sun was hitting the water so perfectly.

McDonald Creek Glacier NP

It was still a bit chilly, so we didn’t linger too long.

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